Hay Fever Sufferers Swear By Vaseline As The Miracle Cure To Their Summer Misery

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in News, UK, World
Published 01.07.19

Hay Fever Sufferers Swear By Vaseline As The Miracle Cure To Their Summer Misery

Like most people, I love it when summer rolls around, but in the back of my mind there’s a nagging reminder that I absolutely will suffer from chronic hayfever.

I went to Wimbledon a few years ago but my excitement quickly disappeared when I realised what I had let myself in for: a day surrounded by grass courts. I had made a grave, grave error.

I spent most of my time running to the toilets to blow my nose/sneezing/scratching my eyeballs out and in all honesty I could barely keep up with the actual tennis. To make matters worse I was also spotted on TV a couple of times, blowing snot bubbles out and everything.

Very classy.

I’ve searched for a cure to hayfever for years now and I’m still to find one. However, Vaseline may be the solution I’ve been looking for.

So the answer’s been right under my nose all this time, and under my nose I shall keep it, as according to The Sun, applying a light layer around the insides of your nostrils as high as possible will all but end your hayfever woes.

Essentially the petroleum jelly works as a barrier to trap pollen before you breathe it in, and if you really need to you can apply it underneath your eyes to prevent them from getting runny and irritable.


People have caught wind of it on Twitter and it’s definitely a thing. Look:

As far as remedies go this has got to be one of the easiest and most simple to do. I’m going to try it this weekend methinks.

Fingers crossed I can actually enjoy the good weather this year. Doesn’t the Vaseline just tickle the hell out of you though?

Images via Twitter/Getty/Wimbledon